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Because of the recent measles outbreak there is concern in the community about potential contagion from unimmunized children. Our office strongly advocates full compliance with the recommended schedule of routine vaccinations, and we have in place strict infection control measures. Be assured that we are in compliance with all scientific practices that have proven effective in preventing transmission of communicable disease on our premises
PLEASE BE ADVISED WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF CHANGING OUR TELEPHONE SYSTEM.
IF YOU CAN NOT REACH THE OFFICE, PLEASE CALL 646-397-7445
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.
TIME TO SCHEDULE YOUR FLU SHOT VISIT
Please make sure to schedule your child's flu shot
Breastfeeding Support Groups will be held in our Park Slope office on the first and third Thursday of every month from 10:30am-12:00pm. Sessions will be lead by Denise McDonald, IBCLC. Please email her for confirmation: firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop-ins are also welcome!
The schedule is as follows for 2015:
1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19
4/2, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18
We are going green! In an effort to reduce paper billing for co-insurance and deductible balances, we are now requesting that you leave your credit card information on file for future use.
Please be aware there is a $25.00 no show fee for missed appointments that have been confirmed. If you need to reschedule, please call us as soon as possible to avoid this charge.
A recent article in the Science Times discussed a project by doctors at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to conduct a rigorous investigation regarding the safety of longterm use of polyethylene glycol stool softeners such as Miralax. This is a very good idea, since all medicines, especially those marketed to the public and widely available without prescription should be required to meet the highest standards of safety and efficacy; such studies have led to progressive changes in the regulation and marketing of over-the-counter agents.
Chronic constipation,obstipation, and encopresis in children can cause serious difficulty, often lasting for years, and may even lead to chronic dysfunction of the GI tract. PEG stool softeners are widely used because they are very effective, easy to use, and compared to the agents that preceded them, free of many unpleasant and difficult to manage side effects. Thus far there is no evidence linking them to any alarming consequences, so parents should feel comfortable continuing to follow their current regimen as recommended by the pediatrician or GI specialist. When the results of the cited study become available we can reassess our practice accordingly.